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New $499 Xbox One Elite bundle includes 1TB SSHD drive, Elite controller

A new Xbox One Elite, featuring the high-end remake of the controller and an 1TB SSHD harddrive, goes on sale this November for $499, Microsoft announced this morning.

The console will only be available at GameStop and the Microsoft Store in November, starting on Nov. 3, according to the press release.

Because this console will include a Solid State Hybrid Drive, which stores frequently-accessed files on a solid state partition, Microsoft is saying that players will be able to boot up their console from energy-saving mode 20 percent faster.

The press release doesn't say what the size is of the SSD partition, but we've reached out to Microsoft for clarification and will update this story when they respond.

The Elite controller included with the console was first shown off during E3 earlier this year. It features swappable parts as is due out this October for $149.99.

This is the fourth 1TB Xbox One Microsoft has released since the launch of its console. In June, Microsoft started selling an Xbox One with a standard 1TB hard drive and the Master Chief Collection for $399. Microsoft also now lists a 1TB Xbox One with FIFA 16 for $399 and a 1TB Xbox One with Forza Motorsport 6 for $399. The console currently sells for $349 on its own.

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